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Burton Prelutsky

January 5, 1940 - December 17, 2021

Services Date January 13, 2022

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Burt Prelutsky was born in Chicago, in 1940, and raised in Los Angeles. He was known for his humor, quick wit, talent and wisdom.
He was a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he had written for the New York Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated.
For television, he had written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he had written TV movies and numerous books. He had been nominated for three WGA awards (winning one), won three Christophers, been nominated for a Humanitas and won an Edgar.
Predeceased by his wife Yvonne, he took his marching orders from Angel, his rescue dog.